Thursday, October 04, 2007

Just saying...

Yeah, I did it. I was keeping it quiet but who can keep something like that to themselves? The 5th Annual Brava Novella Contest has just been closed to entries. The twenty finalists will be announced mid-November.

Do I think I stand a chance? Sure, everyone has a chance. I've got a chance, the same as everyone else who entered. The only way not to have a shot at something is to be "Too" to go for it. "Too"...? Oh, you know, the usual "too"s people have...too old, too young, too busy, too tall, too short, too ambivalent, too shy, too whatever. Mostly, too afraid to fail. I honestly believe that's one of the biggest reasons people don't reach for their dreams. They're just too afraid of failure. Personally I don't understand that concept. I mean, really, what's the big deal. You try for something and you don't get it? Isn't it better to have tried than not?

Me? Writing's not a sissy sport. I put on my big girl panties and took the plunge. I thought, I wrote, I entered.

Now, I wait. But believe me, I don't sit around chewing my nails, wringing my hands and wondering if I'll final. No, I forget about this entry. I write other things. I move on.

357. Hmm? Oh, that's the number of entries. Just saying.


Marianne Arkins said...

Good luck... I must have had my head buried somewhere, because I didn't even hear about this! Shoot.

Ceri Hebert said...

Good luck! I haven't entered that contest in years but it's a good one.

And congrats on being the featured author over at LASR!